About 12 years ago my close friends Anita was pulled through the front door of a little house, with a white picket fence and a red door, by a stark raving mad, lunatic of a postpartum woman.
The poor crazy lady was babbling, caveman style “You breastfeed! You help me!” and leading the way to a tiny bedroom that belonged to her infant son. Thankfully Anita obliged, because that desperate new mom was me, and bonding over booby milk is how our friendship was born.
I say friendship, but actually Anita and I are chosen family. Her kids call me Auntie Sarah and my kiddos refer to her adoringly as just Auntie.
We have been each others rock through tragedy, right hand women during some pretty wild adventures, and faithful sidekick on treasure hunting (AKA thrifting and garage saling) expeditions.
One of the big roles Anita has played in my life is teacher.
Here is a list of lessons (not exhaustive by any means) that I have learned from being Anita's friend.
I always know where I stand with her. Facing away with our backs together.
I got your back babe.
(Written By) Sarah Scott, homeschool mom of four, self kindness advocate and bonafide self help junkie.
Sarah's regular writing gig is at sarahonpurpose.com, where she shares her own struggles with parenting and well let's be honest adulting in general, the things that inspire her to be intentional with how she spends her time and any other lessons and tidbits she is learning through books, courses and the curve balls life throws her way.
Hey guys! I am Sarah, Owner and Designer at Shindig Shop. I'm so happy to get to know you all a bit more and help to facilitate stories and celebrations of friendship.